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George Orwell, in his “1984” book, used the word “groupthink” to mean the making of sheep-like decisions as a group while discouraging individual thought. Well, here’s an antonym I call “Reverse-Think,” meaning to NOT think like the group.
‘If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I’ll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up, Not me!”
Tempe Union High School District is celebrating the good works of its students in videos online.
Give the environment a gift this holiday season: the gift of recycling your Christmas tree.
A Christmas tree sits in many East Valley homes this weekend, some decorated tip to tree stand, brightly lit and ready for gifts.
So the brightly and oh, yes, neatly wrapped gifts are starting to accumulate under your tree, are they?
Gage Howard, 17, helps load a tree purchased by Bud Junger of Washington for his daughter, who lives in Tempe. [Michelle Reese/Tribune]
Gage Howard, 17, helps load a tree purchased at the Mesa Tim Mitchell Christmas tree lot on Extension Road and Southern Avenue in Mesa earlier this month. [Michelle Reese/Tribune]
One trip to Chandler Fashion Center, a call to Ticketmaster, two online transactions and several stops at East Valley mom-and-pop shops in the bag, and my Christmas shopping is complete.
The act of giving clearly doesn’t go out of style.
NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) - The gang's all here: the football fan, the chef, the teacher and the skier. And there's the Nutcracker prince from E.T.A. Hoffmann's classic Christmas story, who inspired them all.
For many years, Kyleigh Sousa and her mother, Karen Montenegro, would decorate Christmas trees in every room of the family’s home in New Jersey.
An assisted-living and memory care community for low-income seniors and the disabled is looking for help making residents' holidays happier.
Some artificial Christmas trees glow cheerily even without lights: The branches themselves softly glow, fading on and off in different colors at the tips.
Since his single “A Woman Like You” topped the country music charts earlier this year, Lee Brice’s popularity has been on the rise. The soft-spoken, 6-foot-3-inch former Clemson football player performs in Mesa this week.
Every Christmas the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park sparkles with hundreds of thousands of lights, drawing crowds of parents, grandparents and children, anxious to climb aboard the open-air train and ride through the beautifully bedecked park or take a spin on the historic carousel.
For free and festive light displays Ahwatukee Foothills residents don’t have to go too far. Many residents have decorated their homes with lights and inflatables to bring in the holiday spirit.
Thriving families remain the hope of America. And when one does well, it’s a very good thing to put it out there as a paradigm of choice. Many are looking for better ways.
Let your light shine.
It was one of my favorite rituals every year.
These are a few of Chicky Winkleman’s favorite Hanukkah things: ironic, ugly sweaters adorned with Stars of David, his roommate’s Christmas tree and making latkes, alone in the afternoon.
It’s not Rockefeller Center, but CityScape Phoenix, with its Christmas tree, twinkly lights and real outdoor ice rink, is about as close as we can come to a festive urban holiday tableau.
From elaborately decorated trees to drive-through lighting displays to boat parades and train shows, a variety of holiday spectacles are being staged through the end of December and into early January around the country. Here are a few of them.
When I hear the words “Holiday Spirit” I get a flood of great memories and an eagerness to continue traditions of giving. I can remember, when I was younger, the day after Thanksgiving we would start decorating for the upcoming Christmas holiday. I loved hanging the lights outside with my dad, drinking hot cocoa, watching holiday movies, trimming the tree with family and friends, shopping for that perfect present to bestow on someone.